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Hyde Park’s 53rd Street is in Danger

We are Hyde Parkers who support responsible, thoughtful development in Hyde Park. We believe in urban planning and in community input and are concerned that development on 53rd Street is proceeding without regard for either.

Hyde Park residents marching for responsible development on 53rd Street during the Hyde Park Neighborhood Parade, July 4th, 2013.

Hyde Park residents marching for responsible development on 53rd Street during the Hyde Park Neighborhood Parade, July 4th, 2013.

In the long term, we call for a zoning plan for 53rd St.  In the short term, we believe the rezoning of the McMobil parcel to allow a 13-story high-rise is inappropriate and illegal, and we support the lawsuit brought by community residents against that zoning change.